The DNC and Diversity

I thought these were interesting stats about participation in the DNC this year. They show clearly that the diversity of the Congress is higher than it has ever been and speak to the inspiration the Obama campaign has provided to a wide number of constituencies:

  • 65 or older= 16.9 percent of the total delegation
  • 36 or younger = 14.5 percent
  • 2 delegates are under 18
  • communities of color = 44.3 percent
  • women = 50.1 percent
  • LGBT = just under 20% (they represent a 40% increase in involvement from 2004)
  • differently-abled = slightly more than 10%

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data source: DNC

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